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Respiratory syncytial virus is not an important community acquired pathogen in adult hematological malignancy patients.
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PMID:  17333765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been reported as a leading cause of upper and lower viral respiratory tract infection in high-risk adult populations. We prospectively studied 48 patients with hematological malignancies over a period of 2 years. Throat and nasal washings were subjected to immunofluorescence and cell culture for virus isolation. Of these 48 patients, 31 had acute leukemia, 6 had chronic leukemia, 10 had lymphoma and one had multiple myeloma. The median age of the patients was 20 years with a male to female ratio of 4:1. No RSV was detected in any of the samples. RSV was not found as a major cause of community acquired upper respiratory tract infections in adults with hematological malignancies in India.
Baijayantimala Mishra; P Malhotra; J Mandall; R K Ratho; S Varma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-05     Completed Date:  2007-04-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1132-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Virology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Community-Acquired Infections / diagnosis*,  immunology
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Hematologic Neoplasms*
Prospective Studies
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections / diagnosis*,  immunology
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human / isolation & purification*

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